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South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu Dies at 90

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace prize laureate who helped end apartheid in South Africa, has died aged 90. His death was confirmed in a statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa. It marked "another chapter of bereavement in our nation's farewell to...

Dr Sian Proctor, the First Black Woman to Pilot a Spacecraft

On September 15, 2021, Sian Proctor became the first Black woman to pilot a spacecraft and the fourth Black woman to go to space.

Graça Machel: Meet The Only Woman in History to Have Married Two Presidents of Two Different Countries

Meet Graça Simbine Machel, the only woman in history to have married two presidents of two different countries.

34 Years Later, Sankara’s Murder Trial Begins in Burkina Faso

The trial of 14 men, including a former president, has opened in Burkina Faso over the assassination of the country’s revered revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara 34 years ago.

Tanzania’s Abdulrazak Gurnah Wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature becoming the first black African author to win the award since Wole Soyinka in 1986.

Forbes: These Are the Richest People In Nigeria, 2021

According to this year's Forbes Richest Billionaires Ranking, Aliko Dangote is Nigeria's richest man. His networth is estimated at $12.1 billion.

Meron Hadero is the First Ethiopian to Win the AKO Caine Prize

Meron Hadero has become the first Ethiopian author to win the prestigious AKO Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story titled "The Street Sweep".

From World’s Youngest President to World’s Poorest Past President: the Unusual Case of Valentine Strasser

Valentine Strasser is an ex-military leader of Sierra Leone who took power in a 1992 coup at the age of 25, making him the youngest head of state in the world.

Haiti President Jovenel Moïse Assassinated

The president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, has been assassinated in his home by a group of armed men who also seriously injured his wife

Ana Joaquina Dos Santos: Meet the Most Successful Slave Trader in Angola in the 1830s

Ana Joaquina dos Santos y Silva also referred to as Dona Ana Mulata was a rich entrepreneur who was very active in the transatlantic slave trade business. She is perhaps the biggest slave trader in Angola in the 1830's.
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Top 15 Most Commonly Spoken Languages in Africa (Updated)

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